Monday, June 29, 2009

Sarah Dessen Week: "The Truth About Forever"

"The Truth About Forever" is probably my favorite of all of Sarah Dessen's books. Here is a synopsis from Sarah Dessen's website (no spoilers):

Macy's summer stretches before her, carefully planned and outlined. She will spend her days sitting at the library information desk. She will spend her evenings studying for the SATs. Spare time will be used to help her obsessive mother prepare for the big opening of the townhouse section of her luxury development. But Macy's plans don't anticipate a surprising and chaotic job with Wish Catering, a motley crew of new friends, or ... Wes. Tattooed, artistic, anything-but-expected Wes. He doesn't fit Macy's life at all--so why does she feel so comfortable with him? So ... happy? What is it about him that makes her let down her guard and finally talk about how much she misses her father, who died before her eyes the year before? Sarah Dessen delivers a page-turning novel that carries readers on a roller coaster of denial, grief, comfort, and love as we watch a broken but resilient girl pick up the pieces of her life and fit them back together.

This book is one that cannot be ingored. Although slightly corny and most deffinately "chick lit" this book is well written, thought full and allows for readers to get a glimpse of what is going on in the male mind, or at least in Wes's. I found it beyond fascinating to get to know a character the way Macy gets to know Wes, through a game. A game that has become popular among my friends during sleepovers because of this book.

This story also takes place in Lakeview, a community that Sarah often writes about, allowing you to meet characters and go to places that you have already visited in Sarah's other books.

To learn more about Sarah and her books go to , or keep coming back to OfficiallyMRS every day this week to read more reviews of Sarah's books.
More to come,

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